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05-04-2008, 07:55 PM
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prospect bust

can some give me a list of top prospects the had a very bright futer but became a bust thanks
from the drafts years of 1996-2007

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05-04-2008, 08:36 PM
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No one from 2007 is a bust yet...obviously...and, I hate to be that guy, but there are a number of these threads floating around...a quick little search will probably provide what you need, I think in the last 2 weeks I've seen one in the NHL talk board, prospects board and History board...

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05-04-2008, 09:02 PM
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There were so many.....

but Daniel Tkaczuk and Rico Fata were probably the biggest

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Patrick Stefan?

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How about Montreal's picks with Terry Ryan, Matt Higgins and Jason Ward.

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05-04-2008, 09:38 PM
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Mikhail Yakubov looked to have everything going for him after his draft year, and just never put it together. To slow, not strong enough...

Pavel Vorobiev was IMO okay in the NHL but burnt a lot of bridges. Still, being selected where he was in 00 fair to say he was a bust.

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can some give me a list of top prospects the had a very bright futer but became a bust thanks
from the drafts years of 1996-2007
The following thread has a bunch of names you could check out:
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=481566

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There were so many.....

but Daniel Tkaczuk and Rico Fata were probably the biggest
I vividly remember watching those two in juniors, Rico was by far the best skater I've ever seen here in London yet I could tell he was probably gonna struggle at the next level because the game simply didn't make sense to him. Tkaczuk was one hell of a hockey player and I thought he'd make a very good NHL'er, he scored 11 points in 19 NHL games as a 21 year old but fell off and never made it back.

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05-04-2008, 09:58 PM
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Andrei Zyzuin
Ric Jackman
Alexandre Volchkov
Robert Dome
Milan Kraft
Rico Fata
Dan Focht
Erik Rasmussen
Jonathan Aitken
Josh Holden
Matt Higgins
Jesse Wallin
Eric Chouinard
Jason Ward
Dan Tkaczuk
Mika Noronen
Jeff Heerema
David Tanabe
Michael Henrich
Patrik Stefan
Patrick Desrochers
Vitaly Vishnevsky
Brian Finley
Kris Beech
Jeff Jillson
Jamie Lundmark
Maxime Ouellet
Pavel Brendl
Scott Kelman
Lars Jonsson
Brent Krahn
Vaclav Nedorost
Krys Kolanos
Stan Chistov
Fredrik Sjostrom
Igor Knyazev
Jens Karlsson
Jeff Woywitka
David Steckel
Jesse Niinimaki
Jani Rita
Alexander Svitov
Hugh Jessiman

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05-04-2008, 10:46 PM
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DAN BLACKBURN!!

Jeff Taffe, Stanislav Chistov, Jason Bacashihua, Shawn Belle, Kris Beech, Jani Rita, Pavel Brendl, Jamie Lundmark, Patrik Stefan, Alexander Svitov, Oleg Saprykin, Brian Finaly, Jeff Jillson, Jeff Woywitka, Adrian Foster, Adam Munro, Jens Karlsson.....

DAN BLACKBURN!!

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05-04-2008, 10:48 PM
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The Infamous Alexandre Daigle!

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"Leading up to the 1993 NHL Entry Draft, Alexandre Daigle was considered a promising prospect. The Senators were even accused of deliberately losing late in the season to draft him, which prompted an investigation by the league. When the expansion team finished last, it drafted Daigle over future NHL superstars Chris Pronger and Paul Kariya, who were picked second and fourth, respectively. Regarding his draft position, Daigle uttered the infamous comment "I'm glad I got drafted first, because no one remembers number two."

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05-04-2008, 11:40 PM
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Dan Blackburn wasn't a bust...at all...

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05-05-2008, 12:10 AM
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DAN BLACKBURN!!

Jeff Taffe, Stanislav Chistov, Jason Bacashihua, Shawn Belle, Kris Beech, Jani Rita, Pavel Brendl, Jamie Lundmark, Patrik Stefan, Alexander Svitov, Oleg Saprykin, Brian Finaly, Jeff Jillson, Jeff Woywitka, Adrian Foster, Adam Munro, Jens Karlsson.....

DAN BLACKBURN!!
INJURIES!

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05-05-2008, 12:30 AM
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Benoit Pouliot, AJ Thelen

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Andrei Zyzuin
Ric Jackman
Alexandre Volchkov
Robert Dome
Milan Kraft
Rico Fata
Dan Focht
Erik Rasmussen
Jonathan Aitken
Josh Holden
Matt Higgins
Jesse Wallin
Eric Chouinard
Jason Ward
Dan Tkaczuk
Mika Noronen
Jeff Heerema
David Tanabe
Michael Henrich
Patrik Stefan
Patrick Desrochers
Vitaly Vishnevsky
Brian Finley
Kris Beech
Jeff Jillson
Jamie Lundmark
Maxime Ouellet
Pavel Brendl
Scott Kelman
Lars Jonsson
Brent Krahn
Vaclav Nedorost
Krys Kolanos
Stan Chistov
Fredrik Sjostrom
Igor Knyazev
Jens Karlsson
Jeff Woywitka
David Steckel
Jesse Niinimaki
Jani Rita
Alexander Svitov
Hugh Jessiman
um ... sjostrom a bust?

who knew.

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05-05-2008, 12:47 AM
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um ... sjostrom a bust?

who knew.
11th overall and had 75 points in 279 NHL games at the end of this year.

Certainly hasn't lived up to expectations.


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Benoit Pouliot, AJ Thelen
i wouldnt say Pouliot is a bust. but Thelen forsure WAS good.

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05-05-2008, 01:23 AM
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M.A. Pouliot is much more of a bust than Benoit Pouliot...and Sjostrom isn't a bust...

I thought Jonathan Aitken was in like a car crash or something and got seriously injured and it ruined his career...maybe I'm wrong, but if that's the case, he's not a bust...

Vitaly Vishnevski isn't a bust either...

I think people need to realize the difference between a "bust" and someone who "didn't quite live up to expectations"

I'd hardly call a 10 year career with 400+ games or whatever being a "bust"

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Jeff Woywitka is no bust. He was only a 27th overall pick, for one thing, and he is a 24 year old defenseman. He's had two reasonable stints in the NHL and is almost certain to be in the Blues top-six next season. This is not an unusually slow development curve for a defenseman.

Milan Kraft should not be listed as a bust either ... 40 pts in 66 games before the lockout .. went home to Europe and hasn't returned for whatever reason.


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Benoit Pouliot, AJ Thelen
Thelen is a bust, Pouliot isn't.

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11th overall and had 75 points in 279 NHL games at the end of this year.

Certainly hasn't lived up to expectations.
so, that would make any defensive specialist a bust.

thank you for informing me.

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05-05-2008, 08:18 AM
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Andrei Zyzuin
Ric Jackman
Alexandre Volchkov
Robert Dome
Milan Kraft
Rico Fata
Dan Focht
Erik Rasmussen
Jonathan Aitken
Josh Holden
Matt Higgins
Jesse Wallin
Eric Chouinard
Jason Ward
Dan Tkaczuk
Mika Noronen
Jeff Heerema
David Tanabe
Michael Henrich
Patrik Stefan
Patrick Desrochers
Vitaly Vishnevsky
Brian Finley
Kris Beech
Jeff Jillson
Jamie Lundmark
Maxime Ouellet
Pavel Brendl
Scott Kelman
Lars Jonsson
Brent Krahn
Vaclav Nedorost
Krys Kolanos
Stan Chistov
Fredrik Sjostrom
Igor Knyazev
Jens Karlsson
Jeff Woywitka
David Steckel
Jesse Niinimaki
Jani Rita
Alexander Svitov
Hugh Jessiman
Sjostrom while isn't a superstar has no place on this list. Stefan and Zyuzin, ok, they were #1 and #2 picks, so despite their NHL careers they can be called busts, but Sjostrom? He wasn'r even so hyped.
Vishnevski and Tanabe while a bad players, still not busts.

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Sjostrom while isn't a superstar has no place on this list. Stefan and Zyuzin, ok, they were #1 and #2 picks, so despite their NHL careers they can be called busts, but Sjostrom? He wasn'r even so hyped.
Vishnevski and Tanabe while a bad players, still not busts.
They're busts to me.

Sjostrom carried with him a lot more offensive potential than what he's been able to muster up to this point. Is he a defensive specialist, or one of those guys who fails to develop the game they were projected and hangs on to the league with one specialty skill. I ask myself, would I want to draft a guy like Sjostrom with an 11th overall pick? My answer is no, I would not be happy with him, and that's my criteria.

Tanabe is pretty bad too. For someone with as much ability and size, he is one useless defenseman. Also, he was really hyped when he first broke through and the fact that he's regressed to the point of being a spare part is pretty disappointing.

Vishnevsky is a bust the same way Stefan and Zyuzin are busts. The guy was drafted as a Russian Scott Stevens at 5th overall, was supposed to backbone the Ducks defense for years and he's done none of that. Again, would I want that kind of result with a number 5 pick? Nope. He's a bust.

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Sjostrom while isn't a superstar has no place on this list. Stefan and Zyuzin, ok, they were #1 and #2 picks, so despite their NHL careers they can be called busts, but Sjostrom? He wasn'r even so hyped.
Vishnevski and Tanabe while a bad players, still not busts.
Kolanos was great up until his concussion .Was never the same since

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Well, even something like #2 pick or #5 pick is subjective...saying #5 in 2003 or 1979 is a lot different than #5 in 1996 or something, ya know? They are all relative...

And if a player that didn't fully meet his potential is a bust in your eyes, then there's a lot of busts isn't there? Is Kari Lehtonen a bust? Scottie Upshall? Steve Eminger? Where do you draw the line on who met their potential?

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